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June 16, 2023

Refresh Your Front Door For Summer

Category | Inspiration

Summer Refresh: Five Ways to Transform Your Front Door

With summer around the corner, it’s time to breathe new life into your front porch and create a welcoming space that reflects the season. While there are countless ways to refresh your porch and front entrance, the focal point that sets the tone for your home’s exterior is the front door. Here’s how to revitalize your front door into a warm and inviting centerpiece for your home with a few design tips:


Give Your Door a Fresh Coat of Paint

A fresh coat of gorgeous paint is the easiest and most transformative way to update your front door. It instantly boosts your home’s curb appeal, sets the tone for the exterior, and makes a notable first impression for visitors. Consider a vibrant and lively colour that complements your home’s exterior, while making a bold statement, such as a deep green, soft red, bright blue or lively yellow. You can also take a cue from nature with soft, earthy tones like pale green, cool powder blue, or a classic creamy white.


Add a Welcoming Wreath

Enhance the charm of your front door with a seasonal wreath. A faux wreath will last for many years, and a wreath with dried flowers such as hydrangeas, lavender or wildflowers can be reused for several seasons if properly stored. Make sure you tie the colours into your house exterior and other decor, and look for a durable wreath that can withstand sun, heat and summer storms. Use a command strip wreath hook for easy removal.


Revive with Fresh Greenery

Nothing breathes life into a front porch like the addition of fresh greenery. Before you buy new planters, consider placing potted plants in upcycled alternatives, such as bird houses, watering cans, teapots, rain boots, or even hollowed out logs. Lush ferns, cascading ivy, or colourful potted flowers can instantly elevate the aesthetic appeal of your porch, infusing it with a touch of natural beauty. Be sure to choose plants that thrive in your specific climate and provide them with proper care to ensure they flourish throughout the summer. Place the plants in baskets or pots that complement the front door and other decor.

Upcycled black watering can with flowers on front porch 

Bring in the Lights

There’s something about a lit up outdoor space that has a certain magic to it. Add lanterns, with outdoor flameless, LED candles to your front steps to add a welcoming ambiance. Light up the path to your front door with solar-powered lights, and as a bonus, lighting enhances safety as well.


Elevate with Personal Touches

Get rid of those heavy outdoor mats that are meant for brushing off snow. If you use a year-round door mat, consider replacing it for the summer with a durable natural material, or layer two different sized mats for more warmth and texture. Add a comfortable bench or stylish chair for a cozy seating area, and include outdoor cushions or throws in patterns and colours that tie in the whole front porch. With a little creativity and attention to detail, you can transform your front porch into a welcoming and inviting gateway into your home.

Boho style chair on front porch with Jessica Janzen drinking coffee and fern plant behind her

If you’re looking for something more dramatic, we’ve got you covered. When considering replacing your front door, call us or stop by our showroom to learn more the countless options we have available to match your home’s unique style, your budget and Canada’s climate. Crafted locally since 1969, to be durable, beautiful and energy efficient in every season.